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Their new single, Homebound, is out now!

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Sydney-based pop-punk quintet Afterthought recently shared their new single, Homebound, produced by Rich Mammoliti (Breakaway, Our Past Days). To celebrate the release, bassist Marty Cornford have shared their Top 5 Emerging Artists with MILKY!

Speaking of the release, the band share: “We came up with the idea of having a few people we know act like they’re watching this music video we had filmed and either rating it or hating it," explains the band. "We filmed in the day before lockdown started, and we had so many cool people lined up to make little cameos. Unfortunately, as the new lockdown was shaping up rough, we ended up having the crew, Tadhg’s fiancé, a work mate and Marty’s dad.”

Without further adieu, here are Afterthought' Top 5 Emerging Coming Artists...

"I love local music, so it has been an absolute treat making this list!" - Marty Cornford, bassist.


This feels weird adding because they only have one song out, but it really is that good that it warrants being on this list. If any of the previous projects of the band members is anything to go by, whatever is next will be something special. A lot of music these days just takes itself too seriously and has lost the fun. Bellwether is not doing that. This one single is so fun, makes me dance and I always have a smile on my face after listening to it. I might dream about there being a Flicker reunion, but I guess this is the next best thing.


Waxflower are really one of my favourite bands. Sometimes you just hear a song for the first time, and it just hits you right where you need it. This is what happened with their first single ‘Cut Your Teeth’, and ever since they have kept releasing absolute tune after tune. There is something special I feel about the song ‘Not Alone’ especially. The instrumentals are reasonably simple, but it just works so well, the verses make me want to dance and it just slaps.


Down for Tomorrow is a special band. And I feel the main reason for this is the incredible honesty and vulnerability from Cody Stebbings. There is something so epic about a clear Australian accent while singing vulnerable and honest lyrics. ‘What Could Have Bee’n is one of my favourite songs of all time, and every song since the ‘Thanks To You’ EP has been so great, exploring all sorts of themes while experimenting sonically as well.


Dismantle the Sky is a super cool new pop artist from Sydney. The first two singles are super different, and really show that they have no boundaries on what they are releasing. The intricate production along with the rawness of his voice brings something I think no one else is really doing now. From what I’ve heard, the releases that are coming up next are even better than what has come so far, but Dismantle the Sky is an artist to keep an eye on!


Closure are one of the best bands coming up now. They have this gorgeous blend of techy and melodic. I feel like a broken record, but I truly believe that no one else is doing what Closure are doing at the moment. Not only are they some of the nicest people in the scene now, they also are bringing some of the catchiest choruses coming out of pop punk. As I noted, vulnerability is something I really love in music, and Lucy really puts her heart on her sleeve with all her lyrics, and With You is a special moment of vulnerability and honesty. If you aren’t listening to Closure, what are you doing?

Homebound is out now!


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